Crime & Courts

Murder-suicide ruled in deaths

Authorities have ruled the February deaths of a man and his mother a murder-suicide.

Christopher Davis, 43, and his mother, Francis Davis, 68, were found dead in the kitchen of their house in the 8700 block of Farmwood Court in northwest Charlotte on Feb. 25.

According to a medical examiner’s report, Davis shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself. He had been treated before for schizophrenia and auditory hallucinations and had been acting bizarrely in the days before the shootings, an investigation found. MARK WASHBURN